Some sins won't wash away . . .
A summer of endless rain in the Peak District leaves the officers of Derbyshire's criminal investigation department with a problem. They have discovered a man's body lying in shallow water, but torrential downpours have swollen the rivers and flooded the roads, making travel difficult and forensic examination impossible.
And that's not all. The absence of Detective Cooper, on extended leave after an arson attack, has left a serious gap. Detective Fry is a reluctant temporary replacement, but now their makeshift team is about to be tested to the limit. The fatal events of one damp August night are likely to remain shrouded in mystery if they can't track down a car glimpsed only as a dark outline in the rain by a passerby.
When the drops turn into a deluge, loyalties among the officers will be put under intolerable strain as they try to solve their toughest case yet. And that's before it emerges that Detective Cooper is not at home recuperating, but has vanished into thin air . . .
Really good. I kept a map handy to follow the paths.
Another exciting page turner I couldn’t put down once I began reading. Thank you!
As usual, Stephen Booth’s characters manage to be intriguing and unreachable, while at the same time being down to earth and realistic. They have a real-life view of the world and are solid three dimensional people with hope and dreams you can relate to. The story starts out with an attention grabbing scene, and keeps moving at a fast pace. The narrative manages to weave a seamless tapestry to bring all diverse elements together. The characters are so strong, that at times you want to shake Cooper, and slap Fry, bu tin the end, everythingl blends together seamlessly to make a novel well worth reading.